All the fun of planning is gone, along with the uniqueness of an urban musicfest hosted at awesome venues with good sound ["MusicfestNW," WW, Aug. 13, 2014].

Why people think the waterfront has any acoustic quality is beyond me. And no one wants to rush to pay $6 for a 12-ounce Heineken. It's not even beer.

Half the number of bands as last year? What a disappointment. I'm sure it will show in low ticket sales.

Boo, WW, boo!

—"Bryce Huff"

Nah, I think I'll pass on MFNW for the first time in six years. I hope everybody who goes has a blast, but it really isn't MFNW now, is it?

—"It's not really MFNW is it?"

This is what happens when something (once) of quality goes mainstream. When will people learn?

—"Vladamir Muhammud"

"Now, finally, we're all meeting at the river."

No, thanks.

—"Idaho Boy"


It's nice to see that the letters ABA [applied behavior analysis] are no longer evil, shunned or denied ["State of Denial," WW, Aug. 13, 2014]. It took long enough. Other states had a clue long ago. I blame:

1. Governors (past and present).

2. Oregon Insurance Division (not home).

3. Developmental Disability Services (for saying ABA is bad).

4. Education system (for saying ABA is not good, too expensive and to use other methods that are cheaper and less effective).

Thanks for the article!


When are folks going to get rid of Gov. John Kitzhaber? It all rolls downhill. These children deserve better people running this state.



Sorry, but comparing Son of a Biscuit with Reel M Inn does nothing for me, as I was not impressed with the latter [Review: Son of a Biscuit, WW, Aug. 13, 2014]. Compare it to the fried chicken in Memphis before Nashville—places like Gus's, Uncle Lou's and Miss Polly's are the standard bearers to strive for.

—"Greg Slim Lively Johnson"

Son of a Biscuit is attempting hot chicken, not just fried chicken. Hot chicken is a Nashville specialty, a la Prince's, Bolton's or Hattie B's. And I agree with the review—Son of a Biscuit came up weak in the heat department.


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